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User currently offlineCBphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1550 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5527 times:

Ok guys,
now this might seem weird, but I have been doing lots of searching, and have come up empty handed, so I am resorting to all of you to help me out in my quest. I am seriously looking for a used aircraft seat. Whether it be a coach class seat, a first class seat, or even a seat out of a cockpit, can anyone point in the direction of locating one. Also how much do they usually run??? Thanks a lot for you help!!
oh and one thing, it has to be out of a airliner, no Cessna seats or anything!


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User currently offlineJetMechMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 380 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5511 times:

Where do you live? If you are in the southwest, try the boneyards. I don't think you would want to buy a serviceable one. (big bucks). But if you do, try BE Aerospace, or Recaro for starters.


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5467 times:

Have you tried eBay? Over here there are almost always aircraft seats for sale on there...


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User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5462 times:

i've got some! ex-Swissair MD11 Business Class Row4 seat A/B + E/F!  Laugh out loud

[Edited 2004-07-31 11:34:04]


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5458 times:

Its impossible to get serviceable airline seats. Airlines have spares as back-ups in their interior shops when an aircraft goes into a check.

Your best bet is at the graveyards. Most of the seats in a/c sitting at the graveyards are probably unserviceable parts.



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User currently offlineR3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5377 times:


Ebay would be your best bet. For example (not meant as advertisement or endorsement):

http://motors.listings.ebay.com/Parts-Accessories_Aviation_W0QQfromZR12QQlotrZ1QQsacategoryZ26435QQsocmdZListingItemListQQsocolumnlayoutZ3QQsocustoverrideZ1

Great stuff to be found, bought a Convair 990 airspeed indicator last week which made my year.



User currently offlineUal747-600 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5364 times:

www.regentaerospace.com may be able to help you. They refurbish seats for airlines.

UAL747-600


User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1690 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5361 times:

I also have seen used airline seats offered on the Website of lufthansa.


Regards,
AMS


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5323 times:

Got some Business Class seats from Swissair's 743, think it was seat D/E/F ...


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5299 times:

As mentioned, LH has some. If you do a search, you will find many links.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Will



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User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5298 times:

If you are interested in buying a seat from a Lufthansa aircraft, please contact:

Lufthansa-Sitzverkauf
Juergen Rumstig
Telefon: +49 (0)172-6729753
E-Mail: juergen.rumstig@dlh.de

There is also this website here about used Lufthansa seats:

http://cms.lufthansa.com/fly/de/de/shp/0,4976,0-0-769385,00.html

for Example: 2 current (not the new) long-haul Business Class seats = 2,500 € (excluding tax)

or: 3 current short-haul leather Economy Class seats = 930 € (excluding tax)

Thomas



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User currently offlineCBphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1550 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

Hey guys,
thanks a lot for all the help.......you have definitly pointed me on the right track.
Take care
Cheers



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3292 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5101 times:

Why don't more airlines sell their unneeded aircraft seats? It could be a good source of revenue for them!

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1925 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4999 times:

Why don't more airlines sell their unneeded aircraft seats? It could be a good source of revenue for them!

Aircraft seats are often sold back (or traded) to the manufacturer for refurbishment. For instance, these are former DL Business Class seats (when DL had three classes).
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User currently offlineBaw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2027 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4917 times:

Hi,
I have the answer for you.

www.interface-av.com. Contact Alma Medina, she is a VP there. They have one of the largest seat warehouses in the world. They have a facility in Hollister, CA, and one in Germany.

I purchased a pair of United F class seats (Weber 7501 from 747) sleeper type. Interface sold them to me in "as removed" condition. They did some reconditioning work, reinforcing the seating surfaces, cleaning the seat covers, etc. The seat set will cost around $600 per chair, so a double seat set will cost $1200, plus shipping. She shipped mine to Seattle for about $240.00.

If you are in the market for coach seats or business class seats, you definitely will get them for less. I wanted a first class seat with the electric legrests. They did not provide me the power source for it, I am doing that myself. I have access to Boeing engineers who are working the power solution for me.

If you give me your location and your e-mail directly, on the side, I'd be happy to call Alma for you and get a quote on what you need (I have to call her for a couple of pages from the maintenance manual). Otherwise, you can go on the web and get their phone off their website.

They have over 250,000 seats in their warehouse in Hollister, so I would imagine that you should be able to find a seat you need.

FYI..they also have galley carts, lavs, etc. They are a licensed FAA repair station (out in the middle of nowhere), they restore seats, galley equipment and lavs and sell them to the secondary market.

Hope this helps and if you would like me to call for you, no problem, just send me your e-mail and I will contact you on the side. Be prepared to tell me what airline, class of service, aircraft, etc., as seats are built differently for each a/c.

Kind regards,
baw716



David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
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